St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador
Being the most easterly point in North America has its advantages.For starters, we have our very own time zone. In Canada, the sun rises first on Newfoundland and Labrador.
We’re the youngest – and coolest – province in Canada, home to the oldest street in North America, and we’ve been welcoming adventurers from all corners of the world for over 500 years. A city rich in culture, we honour tradition while embracing eclectic sophistication.
When in St. John’s, you hear your fair share of tall tales and yarns, and that’s not all. As you walk through the winding alleyways of our vibrant downtown, you’ll encounter fashionistas, chefs, musicians, and more, all elements of a colourful tapestry of experiences unfolding before your eyes.
Thirsting for adventure? It’s easily quenched by skirting the dramatic coastline on foot, or enjoying a day on a boat on the bay having close encounters with humpback whales, puffins, or icebergs (and maybe all three!).
Beautiful vistas, unique culinary pleasures, and unique architecture are just tiny slices of an urban experience that will feel like no other. But it’s the colourful characters who are most memorable, in a place where strangers quickly become friends, and the local vernacular has you smiling and scratching your head all at once. Performances abound: sing along. Toe tapping is welcome.
St. John’s International Airport
Welcome to St. John’s International Airport – the gateway to Newfoundland and Labrador. Conveniently located in our province’s capital city of St. John’s, the airport is less than 10 km from the downtown core. Within 15 minutes of entering your vehicle, you can be checking into your hotel.
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Memorial is not just a great place to work and study – it’s an exciting place to visit.
Founded in 1925 as a memorial to Newfoundland’s war dead, Memorial University College was elevated to degree-granting status in 1949 as Memorial University of Newfoundland. With about 19,000 students, today Memorial provides excellent undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across a wide range of disciplines. With locations in St. John’s and Corner Brook in Newfoundland, Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Labrador, and Harlow in England, Memorial is committed to experiential learning.
Outstanding research and scholarship, extraordinary teaching and learning, and a focus on public engagement are the university’s hallmarks. Many teaching and research activities reflect our mid-North Atlantic locations; these unique settings and our cultural heritage have led to the creation of highly-regarded academic programs and specialized facilities in areas such as business, music, linguistics, folklore and human genetics, as well as earth sciences, cold-ocean engineering, rural health care and archaeology.